I have two posts today, both request from friends so I thought I’d drop both on you in one day. This first post fulfills a request by Xerfrank for the official discography of post-punk/goth band Quite Simple, from Holland. I’ve seen these two records go for moderate prices over the years, so they certainly warrant some more attention for those unaware of the band.
Fans of hook-driven Leeds bands such as March Violets and the Lorries should love this one, straight down to the male/female vocal dynamics and big, shameless production. For a private pressing, the production on the LP is especially impressive, and sometimes it sounds like the LP is only a major label away from being Floodland II.
Unknown Stranger was released in 1989, while the 7” (which I prefer by a small margin) was released in 1987. There’s also another track released on the Made In Brabant compilation in 1987, and since that collection pre-dates the LP as well, I’m assuming the recording of “Visions” from the compilation is different than what would appear two years later. If anyone has this compilation, feel free to drop a line! Otherwise, enjoy!
Quite Simple- Victims 7” (1987)
2. Light In the Dark